Peter writes books for 7 – 13 year olds. He is the author of the popular Mokee Joe series and the chilling Bonebreaker trilogy. His debut novel, Mokee Joe is Coming! was winner of the 'Sheffield Children’s Book Award' in the shorter novel category. Bonebreaker was voted as the 'Bedfordshire Children’s Book of the Year.' Scabbajack, Peter’s seventh book, recently won the 'Stockton Children’s Book Award.' Peter believes in bringing his spooky stories to life by using realistic settings and basing them on historical facts. As one child-reviewer said of Mokee Joe – 'Peter J Murray’s stories are pure fantasy, but totally believable!'
Peter is passionate in his quest to promote literacy in schools and to inspire even the least confident children to use their imagination and achieve creative success. When not writing, he is guaranteed to be found in schools anywhere across the UK and increasingly abroad. As a result of being ‘discovered’ by a leading US educational charity, The Carmel Hill Foundation www.carmelhill.org, Peter’s books are now widely read in New York and Louisiana. His latest Mokee Joe book - Mokee Joe: Mutant Resurrection – was launched in the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, in front of 1500 enthusiastic fans.
To quote Peter: 'Whenever I think things can’t get any better or more exciting… they do!'
Peter J Murray News
Mar 23DARLING BUDS OF BOOKS!
Following a great World Book Week, we found ourselves in deepest Kent, staying in a hotel only minutes away from our close friend and brilliant cover artist, Paul Davies (and Julie, his lovely wife!). We love Kent – the location for one of our favourite old TV programmes – The Darling Buds of May. First visit [...]
Mar 10WORLD BOOK WEEK LOOMS!
In the run-up to World First school on the cards was Tibshelf Town End Juniors, very conveniently located to a first rate Premier Inn near Tibshelf Services. A teacher we knew from a previous school, Kevin Flint, organised our visit brilliantly and the presentation went down a storm. We signeda huge number of Mokee Joe [...]
Feb 26UP IN ‘LUVLY’ LEEDS!
So sorry for the delay in this blog entry…we’ve been working so hard and visiting so many schools it’s sometimes difficult to keep up! And three lovely schools that deserve a mention are Farsley Farfield, Horseforth Newlaithes and Bingley Grammar School. All three schools provided a fantastic welcome and were a real pleasure to visit. Farsley [...]